Canadian blockchain startup Dapper Labs, that took over the development of the application CryptoKitties, developed by Axiom Zen, reported raising $15 million from several investors, among which were the company’s GV (Google Ventures), SamsungNEXT, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), aXiomatic and William Morris Endeavor. And led this round of venture firm Venrock, the representatives of which see enormous potential in the market of collectible scriptaction.
The month-old startup raised $12 million investment in a financing round, which was led by a16z and Union Square Ventures. Thus, the total amount received by a startup in this year is $27 million.
Reportedly, the investment will go to expanding the company locally and globally, including the launch of a subsidiary in the United States with the involvement of members of the companies Unity, Disney, Ubisoft, EA Sports, Amazon, ESPN, Hasbro and Zynga. It is also planned to send some funds to strengthen infrastructure to attract fans of games in the blockchain industry.
Recall that the application CryptoKitties was launched at the end of November last year on the basis of Ethereum and suggested that those who wish to make, collect, and share kittens with 256-bit genetic code. In January of this year, the network appeared the new game CryptoCelebrities in which users can buy “contracts” with celebrities. Later in China launched the “kryptospace and cryptosystem”. And in September, developers of the built-in mobile Opera browser for Ethereum crypto gave users the opportunity to send some collectible scriptactive standard ERC-721, including CryptoKitties, any recipient – bypassing specially designed to trade a unique token site.